In loving memory of

Harold Ray Dunaway
May 17, 1927 - August 24, 2017

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, WWII Veteran, and Friend.

Age 90, from Lexington, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Gracewood Memory Care, Hugo, Minnesota. Harold was born in Brownfield, Texas.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Aurelius Bartley and Eula Isabella (Mathews) Dunaway; sister, Dolores Alice (Dunaway) Wilczewski; brothers, Jack Edward, John Wesley, and Jim Lee. Harold is survived by his wife, Beulah Ann (Ely) married for 71 years; daughter, Marilyn (Bill) Scruton; sons, Randy (Angie), Kevin (Katherine), and Kerry (Tammy); sister-in-law Kim Dunaway; grandchildren, Christopher (Christina Goodland) Scruton, Meredith (Keith) Opatz, Andrew (Laura) Dunaway, Suzanne (Michael) Markuson, Sean (Tracie) Dunaway, Neil (Amber) Dunaway, Kyle Dunaway, Amy Dunaway, and Jenna Dunaway; (15) great grandchildren, Alexander Goodland; Rory and Celia Opatz; Sarah, Nathan, and Justin Dunaway; Avery and Olivia Markuson; Brendan, Hailey, Hannah and Piper Dunaway; Lucille, Sylvia, and Ruby Dunaway; other relatives and friends.

Harold can be remembered for his service to our country in WWII. He served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman from 4 Sep 1945-18 Nov 1946. Repaired airplanes and was a test pilot following is military service. Previous member of Menahga American Legion Post 448 and current member of Lino Lakes American Legion Post 566. Worked at Crystal Airport repairing airplane propellers; and retired from Centennial Junior High School where he worked as a custodian. Harold enjoyed spending time with family and traveling with Beulah to their home in Menahga, Minnesota, and spending winters in Florida with Kerry and Tammy.

A Celebration of Harold's Life 11 AM Saturday, October 7, 2017, with visitation one hour prior at Roberts Family Life Celebration Home, 555 SW Centennial Drive, Forest Lake, Minnesota. Interment Menahga City Cemetery, Menahga, Minnesota.


Ron Miller, Post 225 Chaplain wrote on Aug 27, 2017:

"On behalf of the Forest Lake American Legion Post 225 family, we give thanks for Harold's military service to our nation."